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by Terry Towery
December 22nd, 2009, 1:14 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Critique/Review Sites and Groups
Replies: 22
Views: 4388

Re: Critique/Review Sites and Groups

Hey guys, that's an interesting idea for a share your work forum. One of the reasons I've chosen to have just a few forums is that I personally get confused when I approach a discussion forum with zillions of different forums. I think it would be totally fine if you posted, say, short fiction or ex...
by Terry Towery
December 21st, 2009, 9:23 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Finding an unforgettable (and hopefully unused) title...
Replies: 16
Views: 3675

Re: Finding an unforgettable (and hopefully unused) title...

I struggled mightily with the title of my recently finished mss. I had a list of about 40 possibilities on my hard drive and just could not find the right one. I ended up with "The Devil You Don't Know," which is actually a snippet of dialogue from one of my characters. It summed the story up perfec...
by Terry Towery
December 21st, 2009, 9:16 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Confession time
Replies: 33
Views: 5679

Re: Confession time

As my wife just reminded me, I actually get up, get dressed, go to the gym, come home and get back into my pajamas to write!

I hadn't actually given it much thought, but yes, it's very weird. I just like to be comfortable when writing.
by Terry Towery
December 21st, 2009, 9:02 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Confession time
Replies: 33
Views: 5679

Confession time

So do you write in your pajamas? Or are you one of those disciplined writers who get up and get dressed first?

Me? I write in my pajamas. ;)
by Terry Towery
December 18th, 2009, 7:38 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Top 5 Favorite Christmas Albums?
Replies: 17
Views: 3261

Re: Top 5 Favorite Christmas Albums?

"A Christmas Gift for You From Phil Specter." Anything with Ronnie Specter's voice on it is worth owning.
by Terry Towery
December 18th, 2009, 3:31 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: authonomy
Replies: 12
Views: 2828

Re: authonomy

It seems the consensus is that it's not worth it to post there. Advice taken. That said, I agree that there's some good stuff buried amongst the garbage. And it seems like they are always low-ranked. Weird.
Thanks!
Terry
by Terry Towery
December 17th, 2009, 8:47 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Favorite quote
Replies: 55
Views: 9931

Re: Favorite quote

My all-time favorite:

"A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin." -- H. L. Mencken
by Terry Towery
December 15th, 2009, 6:54 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Surprised Kitty
Replies: 6
Views: 5000

Re: Surprised Kitty

Awwwww. :)
by Terry Towery
December 14th, 2009, 9:30 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: authonomy
Replies: 12
Views: 2828

authonomy

I'm interested in what everyone thinks about HarperCollins' website, Authonomy. I've gone so far as to become a registered user, but I freeze up at the thought of actually uploading my manuscript. Just. Can't. Do. It. Is there an upside to putting my work out there? Downside? I read the terms of agr...
by Terry Towery
December 14th, 2009, 7:25 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Hand vs. Type
Replies: 24
Views: 4025

Re: Hand vs. Type

I'm a typer only, although I have a tremendous respect for anyone who can write an entire novel longhand. I never could for one simple reason -- I can't read my own handwriting! It would suck to come to a really important scene and find myself wondering what in the hell I was thinking at the time .....
by Terry Towery
December 14th, 2009, 5:46 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Critique/Review Sites and Groups
Replies: 22
Views: 4388

Re: Critique/Review Sites and Groups

One of the places not mentioned where I like to hang out is the Writer's Digest Community at http://writersdigest.ning.com/

They have several places that offer peer critiques of your stories and query letters. It's a nice place, and I see several Bransford followers there, as well.
by Terry Towery
December 11th, 2009, 8:58 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Post Your Favourites
Replies: 24
Views: 6862

Re: Post Your Favourites

Hmmm. My favorite books? It's tough to distill the list down, but I'll try. 1. The Last Convertible by Anton Myer. God, what a great book! 2. Winds of War and War and Rembrance by Herman Wouk. Two books, I know, but absolutely essential reads! 3. Salem's Lot by Stephen King. It was the book that mad...
by Terry Towery
December 9th, 2009, 8:32 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Outline or Out of the Mist?
Replies: 50
Views: 11877

Re: Outline or Out of the Mist?

I guess I've evolved into an out-of-the-mist writer, although while writing my first novel (currently in revision), I wanted to outline it. I ended up writing about 20 outlines during the two years it took me to write the mss. Each time the story veered off into uncharted territory, I would panic an...
by Terry Towery
December 6th, 2009, 8:48 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Monkeys vs. Bears
Replies: 63
Views: 22880

Re: Monkeys vs. Bears

If we're talking the Chicago Bears, then I have to go with the monkeys. Unfortunately.